Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis joined Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wayna Morris at the ceremony.
Seth had a big hangover from his New Years Party this past weekend. I couldn’t get a hold of Seth so I started to worry about him… It was strange not to hear from him because he blows up my phone almost everyday. This morning I wasn’t sure if he was going to make it into work. Then came a phone call from him…
An estimated 40 people got a little too eager in their pursuit of the Air Jordans that were set to debut later Friday morning.
Around 6:40 am, someone in the crowd reportedly broke the back door of Kentucky Oaks Mall and made their way in to The Finish Line where the shoes were to go on sale at 7 am. When security officers asked the crowd to leave the store, they refused, prompting police to be called. Several Paducah Police officers and a McCracken County deputy responded.
At least one person was led away in handcuffs.
Similar incidents were reported around the nation as the Air Jordans were released.
The Air Jordan XI “Concord” are being released Friday for the first time since they were first retired in 2000.
The “Concord” is regarded as not only one of the most popular Air Jordans of all-time, but is also one of the most well-known and sought-after sneakers since its original release in 1995. Michael Jordan first wore the “Concord” in the 1995 NBA Playoffs as he made his comeback to the NBA after his first retirement.
A source tells the London Daily Mail, “There have been mistakes and he just doesn’t seem to have the knack for dealing with contestants. The executives at Fox have already decided not to renew his contract and so, short of a miracle happening, it is pretty much a done deal that he will not take part next season.”
Deadline.com reports that Nicole Scherzinger could move from a judge’s seat into Jones’ hosting job.
Asked at a press conference Monday whether she’d return for a second season of X Factor if asked, Nicole didn’t give a straight answer, saying, “I’ve had a lot of fun this season. The reason I took this job is I wanted to mentor, first and foremost … It has been very hard on me, the elimination process. It’s something I could never have been prepared for.”
An X Factor spokesman told The Mirror tabloid no decisions will be made until the new year.
Donte Poole connected on a career-high six 3-pointers and 20 points as Murray State remained undefeated with a 76-72 victory over No. 21 Memphis on Sunday night.
The Racers (10-0) took control early then had to weather a late Memphis rally to hold on for the victory. Murray State was up 71-60 with just under two minutes left before Memphis (5-3) scored eight straight points to make it a one-possession game.
The Tigers trailed 73-72 with 14 seconds left. But Isaiah Canaan, who had 15 points, connected on two free throws with 7.9 seconds left and the Racers remained one of only nine teams in Division I still undefeated.
Ed Daniel finished with 13 points and nine rebounds for Murray State and Ivan Aska had 12 points.
Will Barton led Memphis with 27 points on 10-of-13 shooting, while Joe Jackson had 20 and Tarik Black 11.
NBC made it official last night during the Detroit-New Orleans game.
The Material Girl will take the stage at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 5.
The Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year, with more than 162 million in the U.S. watching The Black Eyed Peas’ performance in Dallas last February.
Officials with Mayfield Independent Schools have announced that schools within the district will be closed on Friday, Dec. 2. The schools will be closed so that faculty, staff and students may support the Mayfield Cardinal Football team at the state championship game in Bowling Green.
The Cardinals will defend their championship at Western Kentucky University’s Houchens Industries L.T. Smith Stadium Friday at 11 am. Classes will resume Monday, Dec. 5.
There will be a pep rally at Mayfield High School on Thursday at 1:45 pm. Mayfield High School and Mayfield Middle School students will be participating in the pep rally, led by the MHS Cheerleaders and Band. Members of the community are welcome to attend and help encourage the Mayfield Cardinal Football Team to another state title. Starting at 4 pm, cheerleaders will also chalk cars for free outside the gym.
Tickets for the Mayfield State Championship game against Hazard are on sale at Mayfield High School. Tickets are $8 each for adults and children. Ticket sales will end at 2 pm on Thursday.
For event or ticket information, call Mayfield High School at 247-4461.
Ashford and Simpson’s Valerie Simpson and Grammy-winning songwriting duo Geiber & Stoller’s Mike Stoller will join Usher in paying tribute to songwriters at this year’s Grammy nominations concert, taking place next Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Nokia Theatre and airing on CBS from 10-11 p.m.
Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry have also joined as the first presenters for the one-hour special. Nominations will be announced in numerous categories and feature performances by past Grammy winners and nominees.
Other previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Lady Gaga, Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco, Rihanna, Sugarland and The Band Perry. LL Cool J is set to host.
The Grammys take place Feb. 12, 2012.
~~ Holiday season: With all the food, stress, and booze associated with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, the holidays account for 51% of all weight gained during the year.
~~ Quitting smoking: Men are especially at risk here, with an 8% chance of adding more than 28 pounds after giving up tobacco. Women get off easier, with just a 6% chance.
~~ Good relationships: Happy couples tend to eat out a lot, eat chocolate, lounge around in bed, and do other activities conducive to gaining weight.
~~ Getting married: For women, there’s a 48% chance that getting hitched will lead to a major weight gain. (On the other hand, women who just move in with their significant other without getting married gain only one-fifth as much weight.)
~~ Getting divorced: Apparently all aspects of relationships cause weight gain. Women have a 22% chance of putting on pounds after a divorce, and it’s even higher for men.
~~ First year in college: On average, freshmen women gain just over three pounds. PLUS: Female first-year university students gain weight 36 times faster than non-college women of the same age.
~~ Being Jobless: Unemployment is more than twice as likely to result in major weight gain than major weight loss. “The three factors at play here are purpose, esteem, and income—probably in that order. Losing our job means losing our main activity, which gives us time on our hands—to eat. Losing our esteem can make us want to comfort-eat, and losing income drives poor food choices. Unemployment does not bode well for health or weight.”
~~ Pregnancy: Men GAIN Weight, TOO! Forty percent of men experience “sympathetic pregnancy” and gain weight while their partners are pregnant. The condition, technically known as couvade syndrome, finds males vicariously sharing their female partners’ pregnancy symptoms—such as nausea, backache, increased appetite, and food cravings. Fathers-to-be in one study “craved chocolate, ice cream, potato chips, and fried eggs.”
Here are some other event going on Friday to honor our Veterans.
Veterans Day Parade-At 10:30am, a ceremony will take place honoring the 2011 Distinguished Veteran of the Year and winners of the essay contest. The parade will begin at 11am and runs along Broadway from 2nd Street to 17th.
Free BBQ Lunch for Veterans-The Paducah Elks Lodge at 310 N. 4th Street will offer a free bbq lunch for all veterans while their guests pay $5. This is to help with the cost of the lunch, and the remainder of that money will be donated to the State Veterans Home in Hansen.
Veterans Breakfast-This will be held on Friday morning between 7:30 and 8am at the Graves County Middle School cafeteria. For planning purposes, please RSVP by calling 270-674-4890 or 328-4890.
Veterans Day Ceremony-American Legion Post 26 will host this ceremony beginning at 11am at Harmon Park. Post 26 will conduct the seldom-seen POW/MIA Empty Chair Ceremony and unveil five new flags representing the five branches of the armed forces.
Veterans Day Assembly-This will be held at Graves County Middle School beginning at 2:15pm. All veterans are invited.
Veterans Appreciation Ceremony-This will begin at 8:30am and will be held at Rocket Arena at Crittenden County Middle School.
Veterans Remembrance Ceremony-This will get underway at 11am at Mapleview Cemetary.
Veterans Day Ceremony-Harrahs Metropolis Casino will honor veterans with a commemorative wreath presentation inside the Riverfront Events Center beginning at 11am. One of the speakers scheduled is Lieutenant Colonel Danny Sample, Jr. Additionally, all service men and women that have a military-issued ID will receive a complementary buffet valid for Veterans Day only.
Free Buffet for Veterans-Ponderosa Steakhouse will offer a complementary buffet and drink for all veterans and military on Friday. This is for lunch or dinner. Ponderosa is open from 11am to 9pm.
Slum Supper-This annual free event is sponsored by the Livingston County American Legion Post 217 in Burna. The supper gets underway at 6:30pm. All veterans and their families are invited to attend.
LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES
Free Admission at LBL-Land Between the Lakes will offer veterans, active and retired members of the military and their families free admission (with military ID) at designated facilities. Other fees may apply. To learn more, call LBL at 1-800-LBL-7077 or log on to www.lbl.org.